Friday, April 06, 2007

Umbria during Easter time - April 2007


In Umbria during Easter time there are traditional paraliturgic rites:

Holy week celebrations, Assisi (Perugia)
Evening of Holy Thursday, deposition of the Crucified, "scavigliazione", in St. Rufino's Cathedral.Holy Friday:In the morning procession to move the dead Christ from the Cathedral to St. Francesco's Basilica.In the evening, procession (of medieval origin) of the confraternities, along a path enlightened by torches, to bring the statue of St. Francis from St. Rufino's Cathedral. to St. Francesco's Basilica.
The Passion Todi (Perugia) the Holy Friday.
In this old town Christ martyrdom is lived once again along the "Via Crucis".


The Passion of Christ Gualdo Tadino, Montefalco (Perugia)
In both towns the Passion is represented with 14 paintings and 200 people in a suggestive scenario, for the visitors who crowd the streets on the night of Holy Friday.


The Passion of Christ Montecchio Terni Holy Friday
In this old town, the Passion of Christ is also lived once again, with a representation that dates back to the Middle Ages.


Sacred representation Città di Castello (Perugia)
the revocation dates back to the 13th century, the statues of the dead Christ and Doleful Madonna, are carried in procession through the streets of the town.


Dead Christ Procession, Gubbio, (Perugia Holy Friday.
This representation too dates back to the middle ages and is similar to the one in Città di Castello, with the sacred statues which are carried in a procession.


Corpus Domini Festivity Sigillo, Fossato di Vico, (Perugia)
In those two towns the way of Christ to the Calvary is put on stage , following a tradition that has lasted since the middle ages.


Rinchinata Procession, Bastia Umbra (Perugia)EasterIn Bevagna and Cannara there is the Rinchinata procession, where the statues of the resurrected Christ and Doleful Madonna, are beard in a procession through the streets of the town.


Festivety of Madonna dei Bagni, Deruta (Perugia) Easter monday


Semana Santa en UmbriaEl viernes Santo por la noche ofrece procesiones en todas las ciudades y los pueblos, con representaciones vivientes, participando en ellas cientos de personas y las confraternidades, las cuales han dedicado mucho tiempo y trabajo en la preparación de la coreografía y los trajes.Los lugares más visitados son Bevagna, Cannara, Sigillo, Fossato di Vico, Gubbio, Cittá di Castello, Montefalco, Perugia y por supuesto Asís.Los participantes de estas solemnes procesiones se visten en atuendos medievales y a ellos se unen millares de visitantes que tradicionalmente llegan a esta zona durante esta semana.